Join Taller Puertorriqueño and author Dr. Victor Vazquez-Hernandez on May 6 as they present Before the Wave: Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia, 1910-1945. The program explores the social history of the genesis of the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia with a special emphasis on the interwar years (1919-1941). Dr. Vazquez-Hernandez connects the community’s origins to the mass migration of the post-WW II years when Puerto Ricans consolidated their presence in Philadelphia (1945-1985).
The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and refreshments will be served. Free parking is also available.
About the speaker: Dr. Vazquez-Hernandez taught history at Temple University and serves as the co-editor of the anthology, The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is a promotional partner of this program.